Basketball Star Marreese Speights Arrested for DUI

Posted by: The Lush Crush on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 Category Smashed-letes

Marreese Speights

Hm… seems like many basketball stars are getting arrested for a DUI as of late. The NBA is suddenly becoming the new NFL. The Lush Crush said it, people!

The center/forward for the Golden State Warriors has been arrested for a DUI. Marreese Speights was charged with driving under the influence in St. Petersburg, Florida on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, which happens to be the day after his birthday.

Presumably celebrating his 27th year on this planet, Speights was arrested at around 3:30 am. Arresting officer Derek Lang informed the news media he gave Speights two breathalyzer tests. Speights’ BAC measured .103 percent and .106 percent. The legal limit in the state of Florida is .08 percent.

Speights was promptly arrested and taken to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. He has since been released on a $500 bond.

Even though he plays for Oakland, Speights is originally from St. Petersburg, Florida. Maybe he was reuniting with some old buddies to celebrate his b-day? Speights also played for the University of Florida before joining the big leagues.

The Golden State Warriors did get word of Speights’ arrest and issued the following statement:

“We are aware of Marreese Speights’ arrest this morning on DUI charges in Florida and are n the process of obtaining additional information. As an ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time.”

If convicted of a DUI, Speights could possibly face jail time, depending on the details of his case. However, he may likely have to pay some fines, get his license suspended and attend alcohol education classes.

Sources: SF Gate ; ESPN

 

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